The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Tapirus rondoniensis Winge, 1906

Rondonia tapir

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Rondonia, Brazil

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

The type specimen is a nearly complete skull. So far no other specimens have been unearthed.

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Winge, Herluf. (1906). Jordgundne og nulevende Hoydyr (Ungulata) fra Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais, Brasilien. E Museo Lundii 3: 1-239.

 

Other references:

Holanda, E. C., Ferigolo, J., and Ribeiro, A. M. (2011). A new Tapirus species (Mammalia: Perissodactyla: Tapiridae) from the upper pleistocene of Amazonia, Brazil. Journal of Mammology 92(1): 111-120.

Holanda, Elizete Celestino and Ferrero, Brenda Soledad. (2013). Reappraisal of the Genus Tapirus (Perissodactyla, Tapiridae): Systematics and Phylogenetic Affinities of the South American Tapirs. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 20(1): 33-44. [Abstract]

 

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